Archives for February 24th, 2009

LOCAL GOVERNMENT GIVES SUPPORT TO APPRENTICESHIPS

Headlines, PublicNet: 24 February, 2009

An online community website for sharing information has been launched by the Improvement and Development Association to support local authorities in developing apprenticeships for 16 to 24-year-olds. Users can log on to the Community of Practice, order a media pack and gain access to ‘apprenticeship tracker’ and ‘apprentice’s pen portrait gallery’.

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SURVEILLANCE CAMERAS GET PUBLIC SUPPORT

Headlines, PublicNet: 24 February, 2009

Four out of five people are favourable towards the use of directed surveillance powers in their local area according to research commissioned by the New Local Government Network.

Strongest support comes for using surveillance techniques such as covert video recording to tackle anti-social behaviour, drug-dealing and theft. However the survey found that the public are less favourable towards councils using the technology to check whether residents are putting their bin out on time or living in the right school catchment area. Support for these activities dropped below 1 in 5.

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GETTING EVEN: THE TRUTH ABOUT WORKPLACE REVENGE

Book News, PublicNet: 24 February, 2009

By Thomas M. Tripp, Robert J. Bies

The authors educate employees and managers about the right and wrong ways to deal with workplace conflict, specifically revenge. They have amassed dozens of lively stories, insights and counter-intuitive truths to bring to the book. Not only will managers and employees find this information useful and entertaining, but most readers will find applications in their home lives as well as in their work lives.

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